Every year, we are faced with varying weather conditions during each season that affect all trees alike. While weather patterns are one component, yearly treatments during certain seasons are vital for trees longevity. Assisting in trees longevity is what makes our job that much more rewarding. We have addressed some of our favorite projects from 2019 during each individual seasonal tree care treatment.
In Spring, Wachtel Tree Science was primarily working on tree planting, pest and disease treatment, and fertilization. Of these projects, our favorite story was when Jamie, Steven, and Paul planted an Adirondack Crabapple for a client in Jackson. Planting this beautiful flowering tree was a great way to kick off the spring season.
In Summer, Wachtel Tree Science was primarily working on Emerald Ash Borer treatments, pruning, and tree pest treatments. Of these projects, our favorite story was when Brent was treating an ash tree in Brookfield and our client enthusiastically expressed their gratitude for Wachtel’s work in keeping their tree healthy. Their ash tree was by far the healthiest on the block, with most of the untreated ash trees showing advanced symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer damage.
In Fall, Wachtel Tree Science was primarily working on root collar exams, fall fertilization, and structural pruning. Of these projects, our favorite story was performing a through root collar exam for a client in Waukesha. Our crew was able to use an air spade to clear the root collar of the client’s tree and determine that the root system had been strangling the tree. By strategically removing roots around the base of the tree, we were able to tell our client that the tree now has a much better chance of surviving and thriving in the future.
In Winter, Wachtel Tree Science was primarily working on dormant season pruning, trunk wrapping, and cabling and bracing trees. Of these projects, our favorite story was pruning an oak tree in New Berlin. As with all oak trees, dormant season pruning is the only way to prune without leaving the tree susceptible to certain diseases that are prevalent at other times of the year. On this pruning job, the crew needed to work around several obstacles in a safe and productive way. Our crews love a good challenge, so this was an interesting job on many levels.
These are just a few of our highlights from 2019. However, every time we step foot on a property, construction site, or are faced with a diseased tree in need of a solution, we consider it a highlight. Thank you for turning to our arborist tree care support team for your healthy tree needs. We at Wachtel Tree Science consider it a privilege to work on your properties all year round. Now it’s your turn to prepare for the upcoming season by finding a tree specialist near you!